There's little question as to how the local man who calls himself "Wild Bill" got that nickname.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, 47-year-old "Wild Bill" Iverson was wild as hell at the Canyon Lake campground, where he engaged in activities such as pointing weapons at other campers and getting butt-naked and asking people to snap some photos.
One camper told responding sheriff's deputies that Wild Bill came to his campsite, looking to engage in a fight. With no takers, Iverson pulled a knife on one of the campers and said he was going to kill him, according to the court documents.
Iverson eventually went toward his vehicle and got a gun. When another camper confronted him and asked him to leave everyone alone, Iverson pulled out the gun.
That camper walked away, but when he looked back, he saw Iverson pointing the gun at someone else's campsite, according to the documents. When deputies found Wild Bill, "heavily intoxicated," the gun was loaded, with a round chambered, the documents state.
More campers ended up coming forward and saying Iverson was just wildly pointing weapons all over the place and offering to fight people.
Before deputies could interview him, Wild Bill dropped his trousers, took off his underwear, and started urinating. He was in no rush to put his pants back on and instead started yelling at people to take his picture, according to the documents.
Iverson -- who told deputies that he works for Intel -- was arrested on two counts each of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, and threatening.
Unfortunately, this was the photo listed as Iverson's mugshot:
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